Welcome to the website for CAMRA Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches

The aims of the Campaign for Real Ale - CAMRA are:

CAMRA is a non-profit, consumer organistion with172827 members.  The aim of this website is to act as a portal for all eleven CAMRA branches located in Scotland and Northern Ireland. With over 200 local CAMRA branches throughout the UK, CAMRA Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) is one of 16 regional areas and represents a steadily increasing membership in excess of 5000.

Champion Beer of Scotland 2015

The result of CAMRA's Champion Beer of Scotland Competition, held at the Scottish Real Ale Festival in Edinburgh's Corn Exchange on Thursday 9th July, was as follows:



Cairngorm Black Gold


Highland Brewing Scapa Special


Cromarty Red Rocker


Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) Meeting

A photograph of the Craigvrack Hotel

The next SNIB meeting is on Saturday 22nd August starting at 1300.  It will hosted by Tayside CAMRA in the Craigvrack Hotel, Pitlochry.  All members are invited to attend.


Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Pub of the Year, the Steam Packet Inn, Isle of Whithorn, has won the overall Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) Pub of the Year 2014 award. A very well deserved award for Alastair Scoular and his staff.

A photograph of the Steam Packet Inn in the Isle of Whithorn


40 Years of CAMRA in Scotland

On Saturday 13th September 2014, CAMRA members assembled at Callum's in Johnstone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CAMRA in Scotland.

40th Anniversary Logo

  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon



As part of the ongoing celebrations to recognise 40 years of campaigning in Scotland, members of CAMRA branches througout the country have contributed their thoughts and reminiscences resulting a unique publication.  Members in Scotland will receive an electronic version via email in due course and hard copies will be available at beer festivals in Scotland during the remainder of the year.  Meanwhile, an online version of the magazine can be viewed using the link below.


Dark Moor logoChampion Beer of Scotland 2014

At the recent Scottish Real Ale Festival, Dark Moor from the Kelburn Brewing Company won the coveted title of Champion Beer of Scotland 2014.  Dark Moor, a 4.5% ABV Old Ale, is described in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide as ‘A dark, fruity ale with undertones of liquorice and blackcurrant'

Dark Moor also achieved success competing in CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2013, taking Gold in the Old Ale/Strong Mild class and Bronze in the competition overall.

Kelburn’s success today at the Festival is the culmination of months of CAMRA branch recommendations and tasting sessions in the quest to find the best beer in Scotland!

Runner up in this year’s competition was the Ayr Brewing Company’s Rabbie’s Porter, while third place went to the Fyne Ales’ Jarl.